Angry Atheists Go After Gov. Scott Walker

Barb Wire

Based on their own flawed logic, the atheists are mad about absolutely nothing. They want to pick a fight with nobody. What am I talking about?

Well, how else would you explain their insane and incessant desire to attack what they believe to be is a nonexistent deity?

Interestingly, they never go on a rampage against children who believe in the tooth fairy or the Easter Bunny. And they don’t seem to mind those who are on a quest to prove the existence of UFOs, Bigfoot, ghosts or the Loch Ness Monster. BUT, make even the slightest hint or the vaguest reference to the God of the Bible, and all h*ll breaks loose. Apparently, there’s only one belief that really sticks in the craw of a diehard atheist. Ever wonder why? Could it be that they are fighting so hard against God because they innately know that He exists? And maybe they’re trying to vicariously convince themselves of their own lie by winning over others to their deluded way of thinking? Yes, I’m afraid that’s exactly what’s going on.

As Christian author and apologist Frank Turek so succinctly puts it in his book that goes by the same title, “I don’t have enough faith to be an atheist.” Guess what? Nobody does! So, although atheists adamantly claim to not believe in God, what we really shouldn’t believe in is atheists, at least in the theological sense. Practically, however, there are those who don’t WANT to believe in God and who live like He doesn’t exist. Nevertheless, in the deepest recesses of an atheist’s darkened soul, there still remains at least a slight glimmer of truth that, try as they might, they just can’t seem to extinguish.

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is just one of the latest victims of this apoplectic campaign by the atheists to stamp out any and all expressions of faith from the public or political spheres.

A Wisconsin-based atheist group, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), recently wrote a letter to Gov. Walker (R) demanding that he remove a Bible reference posted on his social media accounts on Sunday, calling it “improper” for a politician to promote their personal religious views through “the machinery of the state.” However, the FFRF has yet to explain how Gov. Walker’s personal postings qualify as the state sponsorship of anything. But what can you expect from a group that actually thinks the First Amendment was drafted to protect the freedom “from,” and not “of,” religion? 

The messages on the governor’s Facebook and Twitter accounts simply read: “Philippians 4:13.”

Image source: Gov. Scott Walker/Facebook

“This braggadocio verse coming from a public official is rather disturbing,” the FFRF wrote, “To say, ‘I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me,’ seems more like a threat, or the utterance of a theocratic dictator, than of a duly elected civil servant.” Only a God-hating group like the FFRF would ever feel disturbed or threatened by an encouraging Bible verse.

“We’re waiting to hear from [the governor],” FFRF co-president Dan Barker barked. “A lawsuit is always a possibility.” Now that, my friends, sounds more like a threat to me than Walker’s innocuous post: “Philippians 4:13.”

Dan Barker was “kind” enough, though, to grant Gov. Walker permission to express his Christian worldview, as long as his faith-based statements are made outside of his official capacity. However, based on the FFRF’s broad and twisted interpretation of things, they would probably consider any public expression of faith to be an official capacity. Unless, of course, it’s Pres. Barack Obama invoking God’s blessing on Planned Parenthood.  In that case it was okay to make public references to a deity.

As long as Gov. Walker acts ashamed of his faith and hides it in his heart, home, or house of worship, the FFRF will probably have no issues with him. Or if he publicly celebrates baby dismemberment ostensibly under the auspices of God’s blessings, then that too will likely be alright, according to the FFRF’s distorted viewpoint.

Barker and his fellow co-president and wife Annie Laurie Gaylor published the statement above on their website on Tuesday.

To date, Walker’s office has offered no public response regarding this manufactured non-controversy.

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Jeff Allen is both a senior editor and columnist for BarbWire. He also serves as senior pastor in a mainline Christian church in Indiana. He is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. Jeff is involved in several community ministries.

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